Looks like the new kids are already, ahem, getting to know each other better.
An unverified rumor goes that Emitsun and Kussun, in days gone by (before Radio Garden and NozoHono Variety Box) were made to go on the down low after their respective management stepped in to keep them from getting too affectionate on Twitter and other public channels.
Hopefully the Sunshine CVs' agencies know better than to go against what we've expected, in this day and age.
>>1884260 >>1884260 It's nice to see these two getting to know each other already given the two of them both like Anime.
Since Suwa wants to live in Hidamari Apartment Room 101 maybe Ainya can be the occupant of Room 102?
I am personally looking forward to Arisa getting to know Emitsun. They acted together in the Phantasy Star stageplay. Unless she knew about it beforehand, there must have been a million things going through Emitsun's mind in the past months after finding out her fellow PS actor became a School Idol.
Anju/Kanako meets anyone from µ's would also be great since they are both LL fangirls.
>>1884241 I don't get quite follow this, but this is what I got Ruby=Nico+Maki Nico=Yoshiko+Ruby thus Ruby=(Yoshiko+Ruby)+Maki Ruby-Ruby=Yoshiko+Maki 0=Yoshiko+Maki so Yoshiko=-Maki Maki=-Yoshiko Ruby=Nico-Yoshiko
>>1884353 I like how you've got such a vendetta that you're straight up sticking words in my mouth. It's not about what's welcome. It's about what's allowed. You'll get nowhere by throwing a fit about someone doing something you don't like, especially if they aren't breaking any rules. Report it, ignore it, or do both.
>>1884388 I just watched it here http://www.bilibili.com/video/av3017212/
Definitely some shades of Bokura no Live Kimi to no Life -Leader stops and pauses outside school before running to it -Begins a Idol recruitment with friends -Foreign character is initially alone but then MC gathers her friends to recruit her into the group.
>>1884394 Pretty much a nice introduction to Aqours.
What's surprising on the PV is the emphasis on RikoChika. I don't think there was any indication of that on the materials. In a sense, Riko does fill Umi's role as the awkward second year. Still, I'm fine with the multiple shipping options, that is what makes the franchise appealing after all.
From Mari and Kanan's story "When Mari first moved onto the island--- I remember being rather surprised. It was just, seeing a blonde girl in the countryside that is Uchiura was surprising enough, but to think that she was living on the island. I was only mildly convinced when I heard that there was a girl from a resort hotel living on the island but--- if it was such a rich family, the fact that they would stay on such an island where it's impossible to get anywhere without taking a ferry was surprising. Everyone's been gossiping about Mari being rich and beautiful, saying this and that but--- I don't pay heed to any of that. It was just, when I saw the figure of Mari on one of her occasional horse-riding sessions on the island--- Somehow I felt she looked a bit good. Just a bit--- cool My hobby is diving, and Mari's is horse-riding, and in truth--- I'm certain these have absolutely no relation to being idols, but right now, that's what the two of us are and that really gives me a mysterious feeling. Even now, I still don't really understand how it came to be like this, but--- we're third-years. From here onward, we'll be taking care of everyone while doing our best! "
That leaves 3 members waiting to have potential pairings set up. I wonder who the Chuu2 will be paired with?
>>1884602 She's really cute though. So far I really like all of them for being a bit more distilled and mixed around from the original group's formula, and not like they're going to can μ and the sub units successful recording career just because, so it's a good future.
>>1884616 The squeaky voices for the original group is odd because it seems like it was a conscious decision on someone's part to go squeaky. Because you listen to their speaking voices and they are decidedly less squeaky. And as far as actual voice acting goes Aya Uchida is particularly capable and did a way better voice in Trinity Seven than the voice she does for Kotori.
>>1884616 Most of these voices are nothing like I would have expected since I've never heard these people before. Which I suppose was true for most of the Love Live ones as well. Dia in particular took me by surprise, but I can get into that voice. Some of them do feel immediately appropriate despite the unfamiliarity though, like Mari's.
In my opinion, the best one is probably Ruby's. I was not prepared for the blast of moe. She is really earning that #1 favorite spot.
>>1885074 Since this is a a recurring order, I'll presume these are the default trios.
Chika and friends- Pretty standard stuff Dia/You/Yoshiko- I wonder what will happen? Dia wants a Min'you-inspired song (traditional Japanese song) while You wants a sea shanty and Yoshiko wants to sing about angels and demons. RubyMaruMari- Mari as the 3rd wheel?
Okay, so. I had this dream last night, and Nico took a gun and shot herself in the head. Then Maki saw it and shot herself in the head too, because why live without Nico. But then Nico got back up because it was a trick like in Romeo and Juliet, but then she saw Maki had killed herself so she shot herself in the head again and died for real. It was kind of romantic though because they died in each other's arms. What do you make of this?
What's especially odd is that everyone else was there doing their own thing (considering the guns, possibly a gangster staredown?) so Nico and Maki went through this whole thing pretty quietly without showing much emotion about the whole business. I think that's true love.
>>1885126 I certainly don't hate them, but some of their voices took getting used to. I think this is probably because they're more suited to singing than voice acting, but as they settled into their roles it got better.
>>1885127 There's a bunch of tracks on that single in the OP that just have the characters talking. You don't have to download it though, you can go to the individual character pages on the Love Live wiki and listen to them there. They're already uploaded. The "greetings from" such and such.
>>1885130 Tbh, i don't like Maki's voice when I first watch the anime but I got used to it in the long run. It's understandable that Pile is not a voice actress. But Maki have improved so much since the first season.
>>1885105 BTW this is a minor point but if you listen to Mari's intro (and recognise some loan words), you'll notice that her ethnicity has been retconned. She is now a Japanese-American whose American father owns a hotel chain in Italy.
She did mention that Uranohoshi has even less students than the once about to close Otonokizaka. My guess is she was in Otonokizaka before Muse formed and save the school, which makes her classmate of MakiRinPana since there was only one class in first year.
The average age (until the remaining three reveal their birth year) is 20. For further trivia, the oldest at the time of µ's debut would have been Yoshino at 26.
Anju's VA is about the same age as Rippi when she debut. Makes me wonder, does Rippi like being called a senpai?
It's possible that what we hear in this CDs might not be their final voice, some of them may tweak their character voices over the coming years. For example, Rin was much more soft-spoken in the Wonderful Rush intro.
It is interesting to think that the seiyuu are highly in favor of certain pairings considering how there's still that big stigma against gay stuff in Japan. Leave it to Love Live to encourage such open-mindedness.
>>1885780 Weird that they'd already be doing retcons honestly. They literally just wrote the previous introductions and then they're like "actually nevermind." Well, but it's best to get any changes out of the way early before people have gotten too used to it, so that's smart.
>>1885803 The backstory is that HonkPapa is actually Kousaka's (HonkMum) roommate who she wears as a beard (or whatever lesbians call a pretend boyfriend) because HonkMum's Mother (or Honoka's Grandma) was homophobic. Later on, Kousaka gives birth to Honoka via sperm donation with HonkDad as the Donor.
I imagine it'll get more complicated if/when Kousaka gets together again with her past girlfriend Yazawa.
Does she really expect people to believe Ucchi just so happened to also be wearing a dress of the same make? Really? Just like they expect us to believe Mimorin "just so happened" to see Ucchi's new album on TV, eh?
It's also interesting that, as with their characters, these two are very similar in height and build. I would put money on their dresses being of the same size.
>>1886081 Apparently, the dress costs 13,200 yen: https://twitter.com/cowboybibimbop/status/652180925145485312
Mimorin I still can understand because she has a tendency for splurging on impulse buys sometimes. This coming from Ucchi, on the other hand, is a tad surprising. So it therefore begets the question of when and how they both would own one... unless it's a sponsored gift or something.
>>1886191 The focus in the part that mentioned Ucchi is that they happened to wear dresses that were alike (whether by the same label and of the same make or otherwise). So yes, it does seem that the dresses they are wearing may or may not be exactly the same.
The way >>1886174 had come across made it somewhat confusing what you were saying, and the context suggests that Mimorin was pleasantly surprised that their outfits matched. If it really was coincidental, though how are we to tell.
As it were, isn't a common way to get somebody's attention doing something just like that person?
>>1886194 >The focus in the part that mentioned Ucchi is that they happened to wear dresses that were alike
That's what the whole context with the picture was, until...
>Could have been a different brand. Plain dresses are common. Design looks tad different and Mimo's blog said nothing about it either.
Referring to Ucchi's, which wasn't written on Mimo's blog.
>Except she did? Unless snidel have made other such dresses.
???? Well? ---- >The way >>1886174 had come across made it somewhat confusing what you were saying
Referred to >This coming from Ucchi, on the other hand, is a tad surprising.
What I get from reading that twice, it's either >Anon implied Ucchi bought one for this futago koude purpose >Implying the product is the same makers and price
> So it therefore begets the question of when and how they both would own >Mimo just got hers' >Dunno Ucchi, does "When" or "How" matters when it could have been in past or recent.
--- To be fair, if I have to assume, it would NOT be coincidental, but it could have been. It's not like it's unrealistic for it to be a coincidence. These seiyuss are cute w/ their similar fashion. That's that.
I wouldn't rather go that far and assume something which had a lot of different possibilities, like how or when they got their knit dresses, or implying Ucchi did "This" or "That" when it could have been something else Yes, this is /u/Yuri. We ships, we pairs, we discuss , some shitpost and shipfagging, but far stretched assumptions with multi-possibilities are something else
>>1886215 While it remains difficult to tell what it is you are trying to say here, why don't we simply take the dress thing for what it is, at face value.
Then again, what is it with the opinion/implication (generally speaking) that Ucchi is the party doing [xyz thing] in consideration of Mimorin, which seems oddly prevalent? Given what we know of their interaction it often is Mimorin who wants Ucchi to notice her and/or is paying attention to Ucchi, than the other way round. Imi wakannai.
>>1886279 Not the anon you are replying to, but it's always been obvious that the cast have their favored character pairings. NozoEli and NicoMaki especially are supported not only by the respective CVs behind them, but also the other members as well.
However, it also isn't accurate to attribute open-mindedness to the franchise or cast; the voice acting industry is quite accepting of same-sex relationships, fictional or not, simply because the nature of their work involves yaoi/yuri pairings and since many voice actors and actresses have romantic tension of some kind while often also marrying late if at all. Tamura Yukari once discussed the phenomenon of fangirls shipping her with Mizuki Nana, and how they'd rather she and Nana get married than to some unknown randoms (to paraphrase).
This is troublesome. I'm worried that Sunshine is going to make the same mistake as GBF Try and just give Chika a big harem instead of pairing off everyone perfectly like the original did. Sunrise always seems to throw completely different staff on their second seasons and forgets what made the original so good.
>>1886352 It's still too early to draw any conclusions. Sunshine might not even get an anime production, or if it does, it could be much later from now.
Furthermore, the writing staff at Sunrise only gave us part of the characterization for the original 9, they had no part in the audio dramas or any of the written material. If you're concerned, you should be concerned about whether God ships your ships, not what Sunrise will do.
And inb4 "but NozoEli only became popular because of the anime", there are plenty of suggestions that God already saw them as a romantic pairing before then.
>>1886359 God = Kimino Sakurako. The only writer any member has ever addressed as sensei. Not Hanada, not the directors, not even Hata Aki.
Also, the first season of the anime did well because there already was an established fanbase, and as some detractors would claim, because the DVDs/BDs were bundled with raffle tickets to the 3rd Anniversary Live, a sales tactic which carried on to season 2.
It's definitely asking too much to expect current fans to all get on board Sunshine, and Sunrise, for all the poor decisions they are known to make, understand that. Aqours have to prove that they can carry a series on their own, or at least provide a return on investment. Otherwise any Sunshine anime will be plagued with the same "new characters aren't anywhere as interesting as old characters" problems which tend to make expansions do poorly.
>>1886361 Try problem was how rushed it was. Kuroda, the main writer, is good if you give him time to plan, but Sunrinse rushed to make a season 2 to cash in the success that season one had, and effectively killing any chance for it to become anther cashcow.
>>1886431 I've read Chinese scanlations of the NozoNico books and all I can say is, Kanbayashi did an excellent job for both the art and plots, just as we can come to expect from her. Whether you ship NozoNico as friendship or romantically, these are worthwhile reads. There's also a panel where Maki makes the most ridiculous face as Nico and Nozomi run off together, which makes me laugh every time.
Sadly I have no means to contact the Chinese scanlators so we can only hope a kind soul will provide. And hopefully a decent scanlator will pick them up.
>>1886993 The thing about these three is that any permutation of pairing them off is entirely workable. If we switch the roles around it could be
> Soramaru: the MC who amasses romantic interests anywhere she goes by just being her usual self > Mimorin: confesses to MC at every turn and they both claim to be "like family" > Pile: says Soramaru is her "dear partner", often gets spotted having her gaze and attention on the oblivious MC
> Pile: "If I were a guy, I wanna have a harem so I can be surrounded by girls" > Mimorin: the target of many affections, but people (fans) keep bugging her about Pile > Soramaru: probably spent 3 years subtly and unsubtly getting Pile into Eva and now they have another common interest
Toss in any other member into the mix for even more pairing excitement!
Asuka - > redhead > THE archetypal tsundere > awkward at conveying her feelings for the person she likes > gets upset about her love interest not noticing her > has a Nice Girl for bestie > OP as all get out
Maki - > redhead > team tsundere (acknowledged by the IRL μ's) > awkward at conveying her feelings for the person she likes > gets upset about her love interest not noticing her > nice girl Hanayo is one of her besties > multitalented for her age, and also filthy rich
Nico and Pile also have a large number of shared similarities: http://dorple.tumblr.com/post/126842728332/imagine-this-though
The day Pile finally caved in and started to watch Eva must have been very illuminating for her.
>>1887040 That's not bad editing, you could honestly do a pretty acceptable job of providing a full English version yourself if you wanted. Though I recognize that's still a lot of work so I can understand not wanting to. I certainly don't work.
For one thing, Soramaru and Pile have repeatedly shown that they adore and admire each other for who they are, out of character. Simplifying it to just "NicoMaki fantasies" is very rude.
They both ship NicoMaki. We get it. But as >>1887053 pointed out, Pile, on her own non-Love Live program, in a personal capacity, called Soramaru her "dear partner". Soramaru has, for her part, always been sensitive to the dorky side of Pile, and once said that she "is unexpectedly the sort to be easily embarrassed" (how did she learn that?). The chemistry shared between them onstage is palpable, but there are plenty of grounds to ship them while not factoring in their characters' relationship at all.
>>1887112 If Shikaco has a crush on anybody, you can be sure that she won't say it in so many words.
Hell, in the LisAni 14.1 interview, the interviewer compared them to "boyfriend and girlfriend" and she was like "lol yeah, we make a weird couple, huh".
Predictably enough, all of µ's have ended up in relationships similar to their parents (i.e. KotoMaki, NishikinoMinami, HonoNico, KousakaYazawa).
Not saying that's necessarily a bad thing.
My only complaint here is when Granny Minami ends up accepting Minami's Mama lesbianism a bit too fast for my liking (about 10 sentences). It could have been a plotpoint considering how vehemently opposed she was in the Second Chapter.
While we're on the subject of Love Live fanfiction, is there any story that is legitimately epic? And I use that word as seriously as possible. Something that really justifies the use of that word the way it's supposed to be used, and not just the way people throw it around for the hell of it.
>>1887282 "Epic" is a subjective adjective in the first place, though I am somewhat partial to http://archiveofourown.org/works/4059712/chapters/9136441 (nearing its end) and http://archiveofourown.org/works/4410878/chapters/10017824 (7 chapters and ongoing).
Both are quite longrunning and do fairly well at keeping the characters IC yet getting some interesting worldbuilding done too. That said, I find most angst-for-drama commonly seen in English fics not done very well (please stop killing off Nico), and consider writers who can pull off slice-of-life and adventure stories better. It takes skill to make the simple things engaging. If that is not to your tastes, then these may not be for you.
>>1887836 I have it. Though I'm not really in a position to scan it, and I'd rather keep my copy myself. I suppose I could take photos, but I'm not sure if they'd be any good. Sorry I can't be of any more help
>>1887947 If you can take photos, I think any remotely skilled editor can touch them up.
I've read the stuff this circle puts out. That there aren't enough people who know of them and the excellent work they do is a painful shame. The English fandom especially need to open their eyes beyond just Ooshima; there are plenty other good NicoMaki artists, who actually can write them in-character, whose books are never shared or translated.
>>1887282 https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10301304/1/Music-START https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11055468/1/Love-Marginal (spanish) https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10681466/15/Amada-Mia (spanish) https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10967727/1/Daring (spanish) angst/drama https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10903220/1/Forget-Me-Not https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11029069/1/Red-Ribbon https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11019454/1/Clarity https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10671177/1/Feathers-in-the-Sea I ;_; with these ones, you should give it a try, they're not that long
>>1888400 The list at >>1888353 is proving the point made by >>1887302 about how angst for drama isn't usually done well in English fics. My hypothesis is that such fics tend to be written by teenagers who, in the kind of regrettable autism as to be expected of that immaturity, think ANGST ANGST ANGST equates good writing.
I also saw the ending of Red Ribbon coming a mile away, it was that predictable.
>>1888400 >getting raped there's no rape >dying ok >getting mutilated no >going trough traumatic experiences maybe >dealing with ridiculous amounts of angst not that ridiculous did you even read them? >>1888412 yeah the ending of red ribbon is too obvious but still hit me i don't know if there are good angst/drama fics in english but the ones I listed are the 'best' I could find, there are some good drama fanfics but they are not available in english >>1888518 none
>>1887954 >>1888221 >>1888466 Right, I'll see what I can do. Probably will get round to it tonight if I'm not lazy. Any preferred way of sharing the photos? It's not a small book and dumping them all in this thread doesn't seem like the best of ideas.
Looking through violence-related tags, I severely underestimated how many edgy Love Live fics there would be. Not that I'm against it, but holy shit. I know Love Live is a big deal in Japan but the extent of its reach is impressive. I'm just surprised how damn popular it is here too. And not just here, everywhere. There's something in all sorts of languages.
In Amada Mia, Nico is raped by some dude in her past (fic takes place years after the anime) and gets pregnant because of it. Maki suffer severe injuries during a accident and can't have children anymore.
In Love Marginal, Kotori lost a leg and a eye due to multiple lacerations, although I don't think the fic details the process, I didn't read much further than chapter 2.
>>1888656 LuciaHunter is one of those "hipster" authors who, despite their clumsy writing in terms of vocabulary and technique (songfics in 2015?), nevertheless made a name for themselves by virtue of being among the first to write in the fandom, at least in English. I can understand not being able to make it through fics by him/her, the copious use of ridiculous epithets, "orbs" as synonyms for "eyes", assorted purple prose which really should have gone out of fashion last century, and so on, make for a cumbersome read.
Being admin of a wikia doesn't really add so much to their cred as it appears at first glance, though that is unrelated to their writing ability and a story for another topic of discussion.
You're free to try and finish the fic, of course, but my opinion is that you don't lose out in not doing so.
>>1888648 my bad, I thought you were talking about the angst/drama fanfics, but yeah those things happened but it's not that bad if you read all the chapters. love marginal is good but of course you need to read the rest of it not only the first chapters, though the end is somewhat weird because different universes and shit amada mia has a cute ending but all the rape thing is something that might scare the people, I don't particularly like fanfics when involves rape but this one wasn't as bad as others, I still believe they're worth a shot if someone can read spanish si me di cuenta despues de haber posteado que los otros 2 fics que comparti tenian lo que habias dicho
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